Image of Naberius
Gender Male
Race Lich (Undead)
Level 25-30 Elite
Class Mage, Necromancer
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Himself
Former affiliation(s) Kirin Tor, Sons of Lothar, Magocracy of Dalaran
Location Kirin'Var Village, Netherstorm
Status Killable
Mentor(s) Archmage Vargoth

Naberius is a lich found in the Chapel Yard of Kirin'Var Village in Netherstorm.


Naberius was a close associate[1] and an apprentice to Archmage Vargoth. Kael'thas Sunstrider attacked Kirin'Var Village due to their close proximity to his Tempest Keep, as most of them were members of the Kirin Tor. Kael'thas used every thing he could to destroy the village, including a mana bomb. Archmage Vargoth was trapped in the Violet Tower since Kael'thas wasn't strong enough to kill him. All but Vargoth died in Kirin'Var. Naberius always talked about necromancy and he used this attack to betray his master and his "friends" and didn't allow their spirits to find peace. Naberius since then has turned into a lich and has hidden his phylactery (a bane to liches, such as himself) in the middle outhouse behind the inn. He is now located in the churchyard in Kirin'Var, and his device for manipulating the villagers' spirits can be found in the barn. Adventurers should seek out Ravandwyr, another apprentice to Vargoth, if they wish to try to kill this lich.


  • Inv belt 18.png  Chains of Naberius — Charmed. 
  • Spell shadow shadowembrace.png  Chains of Naberius
  • Spell frost frostnova.png  Chill Nova — Blasts nearby enemies for Frost damage, knocking them back and reducing their movement speed for up to 10 sec. 
  • Spell frost frostbolt02.png  Frostbolt — Inflicts Frost damage to an enemy and reduces its movement speed for 4 sec. 
  • Spell shadow gathershadows.png  Lesser Shadow Fissure — Summon a Void Zone that deals Shadow damage to creatures that stand within it 

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  • He has a full array of ice spells, including frost bolt and a frost nova that knockbacks.
  • He mind controls the person whoever is the highest on his aggro list. Note: He does not mind control when only one person is on his aggro list.
  • He is immune to kick, stun, and disorient effect and slowing effects from like Frostbolt or Cone of Cold.
  • He has an AoE spell called Lesser Shadow Fissure's Consumption which every few seconds, does exactly 1000 damage each time. You can avoid this by stepping out of its radius.
  • The two ghosts near him will not aggro when Naberius is pulled, unless you get close to them.
  • His spells can be easily avoided: when he starts casting, go behind the corner.
  • Overall his melee attacks hit for 300-400 and frostbolts for 500-600, not much harder than a non-elite of this level, and his shadow fissure is easy to avoid. Appears not to have that much health either. Don't let the 3 man advice scare you. He can easily be 2-manned and most classes can solo him without too much problems.


  • Though it is not explained precisely how he became a lich, one can assume that he corrupted his own soul and body when corrupting the dead villagers.
  • At the time, he was the only known lich not directly associated with the Burning Legion or the Scourge, unless one counts Gunther Arcanus.
  • Naberius is similar to Kel'Thuzad since he was once part of the Kirin Tor, became a necromancer, betrayed them, and later became a lich, who was later killed by adventurers. He is also similar to Ephial, in the sense that both betrayed their Alliance expeditions to Draenor in order to dabble with the dark powers of necromancy.
  • Naberius is most likely named after Naberius, "the most valiant Marquis of Hell".

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